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How is pulmonary arterial hypertension treated?

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Several medicines can lower blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries:

  • Ambrisentan (Letairis)
  • Bosentan (Tracleer)
  • Epoprostenol (Flolan)
  • Iloprost (Ventavis)
  • Macitentan (Opsumit)
  • Riociguat (Adempas)
  • Selexipag (Uptravi)
  • Sildenafil (Revatio)
  • Tadalafil (Adcirca)
  • Treprostenil (Orenitram, Remodulin, Tyvaso)

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

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